The European Institute for Local Development (EILD), was founded in 2009 as an independent non-governmental organization whose members are European citizens, entities and organizations devoted on supporting regional development activities and transnational collaboration.

The General Committee consists of local development stakeholders and industry leaders from various sectors and European Member States: academics, NGOs, development agents, association managers, civil servants, and social economy companies, as well as European organizations for local development.

European Institute for Local Development’s mission is to provide innovative tools for the sustainability of regions across EU while promoting experience sharing between its members and partners. Fundamentally, EILD seeks to practically support and advance international cooperation, skillful networking and further progress and growth of EU citizens by providing direct solutions to European needs. Since its establishment, EILD has been continually growing claiming its position and promoting its core values to both national and international level.

EILD coordinates activities and leads programs across Europe through its secretariat based in Greece through our European consultants. Our staff members comprises of policy professionals and consultants experienced in implementing educational programs and regional activities promoting cooperation and sustainable regional development in remote or hard to access areas. We participate and lead global actions and initiatives that contribute to regional development across the globe.

The Institute stands by contributing to the structure of a more balanced way of living through economic, social, and environmentally beneficial initiatives that actively enhance citizens' quality of life.